From the Major to the Minutest Details:
Planning a Hawaii Beach Wedding
You’ve been a couple for a while now, and it’s time to take the next step. The proposal has gone off without a hitch and you’re finally getting married. But before saying your “I dos”, there’s this not-so-little thing called the wedding that you need to prepare for. How do you proceed? It might take a lot of research, planning, and preparations — but you’ll eventually get there. This applies especially if you want to get hitched in the tropical island of Hawaii.
First Things First: Where & When?
Just as it is when planning a small or romantic exotic Oahu beach wedding in Hawaii , the first thing that you need to do is iron out the major details. For your Hawaiian wedding, you need to decide when and where it will be held on the beach? in a park on the grass under a palm tree ? or even in the forest by a waterfall . These two are usually planned alongside each other, so make sure to be flexible with the dates and locations.
Out of the eight main Hawaiian islands, seven are inhabited though some locations feel like no one is there and the seclusion of island life becomes a reality so lets explore a few places that are remote and also more popular wedding destinations than others.
To get you started, here are some of the most popular wedding destinations in Hawaii:
Perhaps the most popular destination for weddings in Hawaii is Honolulu, the capital and largest city in the state. It’s located in the Oahu island, and it’s the base of operations of Aloha Island Weddings. You can fly to Honolulu non-stop from more than 20 cities in the US, so it is very accessible. The good thing about saying your “I dos” here is that there are many companies offering wedding-related services. The island itself has a combination of the charms of a tropical island getaway with all inclusive wedding packages , with the conveniences of a modern city. Oahu is home to the famous Waikiki Beach, the Diamond Head crater, the North Shore, and surf towns which you and your guests can explore. Remote areas would be Turtle bay and Koolina beach cove
If you’re looking for a unique wedding location, the Kailua Kona is worth considering. Situated at the bottom of the Hualalai Volcano, the area is steeped in mystery and history. There are ancient temples at the Keauhou Beach which makes for a truly amazing background for your wedding photos.
Also known as The Garden Isle, Kaua’I is the perfect location if you want lush rainforests and you’re planning an island getaway wedding — and honeymoon! If you don’t want random swimmers accidentally barging into your big day, Kaua’i will give your wedding that secluded, exclusive feel. The sightseeing opportunities are endless and Poipu Beach has views of amazing sunsets.
Maui straddles that delicate balance between big city and small tropical island living. There are two popular beaches here which has been the location of many beach-themed movies: Kaanapali and Wailea. They’re definitely a lot less crowded than Waikiki, but the island itself is still very accessible and is home to the upscale Ritz-Carlton hotel. The more secluded areas would be the Hana coastline
- The Big Island
If history is what you’re looking for, The Big Island in Hawaii has it. It’s where Kamehameha I, the island’s first king was born, a fact that enhances the mysterious quality of the place. There are many luxury resorts here, as well dramatic spots which you can use as a wedding day backdrop. For a truly memorable wedding day, The Big Island gives you a one-of-a-kind view of the volcanoes at the National Park.